This is another vital game in Newcastle’s survival in the Premier league this year, in what is turning out to be out worst season ever in the top league.
Newcastle will still be without Owen, Guthrie, Barton and Gonzelez, but that’s a lot better as far as injuries, than we’ve been for quite a while. At the worst time we had 11 first team players out with injury in December.
Smith, Martins and Viduka are all fit again, and Gutierrez returns from a one match suspension.
Hughton, who will be in charge of the team tomorrow,m in the absense of Joe Kinnear will probably name the following side:
Taylor (S) Coloccini Bassong Enrique
Gutierrez Butt (c) Nolan Taylor (R)
Subs: Krul Cacapa Geremi Smith Duff Ameobi Viduka
That’s a strong side and a strong bench, and some good players will not make the starting line-up tomorrow, but that has to be good news for Newcastle fans. Now that we have 3 new players in the squad and some of our injured players finally coming back from our latest injury crisis, which we seem to have every single season, things are starting to look a little better.
Everton are hit by suspension and injuries, and Cahill and Hibbert are suspended with 5 yellow cards, and there are also injuries to Yakubu, Vaughan, Valente, Fellaini (back), Pienaar and Osman (stomach) and they are all unlikely to play tomorrow.
Striker Louis Saha is almost fit again after another injury and he could earn a place on the bench for Everton. The former Newcastle player has not played since injuring a hamstring in the victory at Tottenham on November 30th.
On-loan Manchester City striker Jo will return, having been ineligible for last week’s FA Cup victory over Aston Villa, and he could be Everton’s danger man with two good goals already for the Merseyside team. The Brazilian will need to be watched carefully by Coloccini and Bassong.
Eveeton are likely to turn out the following side:
Jacobsen, Jagielka Lescott Baines
Neville Rodwell Arteta Gosling
This could be a very close game and both teams will be after all 3 points.
A defeat for Newcastle would be almost unthinkable and we must start picking up points again at St. James’ Park.
We looked a better team at WBA because of our three new boys, Nolan, Taylor and Lovenkrands, and they could well be the difference tomorrow.
And hopefully the lads will be going all out for a win for manager Joe Kinnear, who is due to be released from hospital tomorrow.
Howay The Lads!!